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The former Great Northern Paper Co. site in East Millinocket, as seen on Feb. 7, 2017.

Lawsuit limits demolition at former Great Northern mill site

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The lawsuit alleges that North American repeatedly delayed closing on the purchase and sale agreement of the site and committed breach of contract.
The Rev. Lael Sorensen of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Rockland places ashes on Mary Lou Post, who walked across the street from the Brass Compass Cafe, where she works.

Episcopal priests take to the streets with Ashes to Go

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Nearly a dozen Episcopal priests in eight or so Maine communities who took to the streets Wednesday to place ashes in the sign of the cross on the foreheads of neighbors and strangers to mark the beginning of Lent.
Students Sindy Godoy Escobar (left) and Stephan Tchoupou work with instructor Paul Froman at a Southern Maine Community College EMT training course designed especially for new Mainers in South Portland on Thursday. The class is designed to give immigrants an opportunity to learn English language interpreting skills while becoming state-certified emergency medical technicians.

How immigrants are learning to save lives in Maine

The course teaches students to be language interpreters and state-certified EMTs. It also gives special language support as the students take the class in English.

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Fairfield police dog in quarantine after biting infant

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Winslow Police described the bite as “a playful nip from an inexperienced dog.”

Injured man found on I-95 believed to have jumped from overpass

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An unidentified man was injured Wednesday morning when he apparently jumped from a bridge onto Interstate 95.

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Johanna Davis and Adam Nordell, the musicians behind the popular folk music act “Sassafras Stomp,” spent the last few months playing at concerts and contra dances around the country. But as spring approaches, they will turn their focus to Songbird Farm, where they grow organic vegetables, grains and beans on their farm in Unity.

These singing farmers want to change how Mainers buy flour

In the yellow-painted music room of their sunlit farmhouse, Johanna Davis and Adam Nordell changed their shoes, pulled out their fiddle and guitar and began to play and sing a toe-tapping song about working hard on the farm with the help of the one you love.


Aric Rogers, Ph.D., studies the mechanisms of aging at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor.

Can a really strict diet prolong your ‘health span’?

A discovery, published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Aging Cell, raises the possibility of developing therapeutic drugs that stave off aging and prolong the “health span” in humans — without the unpleasant and potentially risky constraints of severe dietary restriction.

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